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  1. The Chinese merchant ship owner had declared the item truthfully beforehand to Indian authorities, says spokesperson
  2. Germany arrested a businessman on suspicion of exporting millions of euros in machinery to Russia
  3. Philippine President made the move after voicing anger over US cancelling visa of official who led his drug war
  4. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes after nearly three months of calm in Kabul
  5. After playing professional football for some major football clubs such as Inter Milan and Galatasaray between 1990s and the 2000s, Hakan Sukur decided to hang up his boots and try his hand at politics in Turkey, his homeland. Little did he know that that decision would change his family's and his lives forever and not for the better. © Reuters The former Blackburn Rovers striker became a part of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in 2011 but had to leave in 2015 due to allegations of attempting to overturn the government by force. According to a German outlet Welt am Sonntag, the footballer was forced to leave the country after he was allegedly found to be a part of a coup. "I have nothing left, Erdogan took everything: my right to liberty, freedom of expression and right to work," he said in the interview, explaining how Turkish President Erdogan ousted him from the nation after issuing an arrest warrant against his name for the alleged coup. "Nobody seems able to explain what my role in this coup was supposed to be. I never did anything illegal, I am not a traitor or a terrorist. I might be an enemy [of] this government, but not the state or the Turkish nation. I love my country. After the split with Erdogan, I started to receive threats. My wife's shop was attacked, my children were harassed, my father put in prison and all my assets confiscated. So I moved to the United States, initially running a cafe in California, but strange people kept coming into the bar. Now I drive for Uber and I sell books," he said. "I have nothing left, Erdogan took everything: my right to liberty, freedom of expression and right to work"@hakansukur is Turkey's greatest ever goalscorer and once one of Europe's most prolific strikers. A legend. He is an Uber driver now because he chose to live with dignity pic.twitter.com/5M2X3Xarz6 — Barbarossa (@BarbarossaKaya) January 15, 2020 Not too long ago, Sukur also made headlines for calling out the state-controlled media in an interview with The New York Times: “It's my country; I love my people, even though their ideas about me are distorted by controlled media,” Sukur said. “Maybe in the future we will go there and visit.” “I would have lived a very good life and become a minister if I had played the game accordingly, if I did what they say,” Sukur said. “But now I am selling coffee.” “There is not always darkness,” Sukur said. “I believe one day the light will return. Darkness doesn't last forever,” he said in 2018. Two years later, Sukur is far from making it back home and continues to drive a taxi in Palo Alto, California. View the full article
  6. The shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida had left three people dead and eight people injured including two sheriff's deputies. Photo: File WASHINGTON: Saudi servicemen training at US military bases will be expelled from United States in the aftermath of a Pentagon review prompted by the deadly December 6 shooting by a Saudi Air Force officer at an American naval base in Florida, CNN reported on Saturday. Quoting unnamed sources, CNN reported Saudi personnel being expelled are not accused of aiding the Saudi Air Force second lieutenant who killed three American sailors at the Pensacola installation. The Pentagon referred questions to the Justice Department, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The FBI and the Saudi Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Read also: Three killed in shooting at US navy base The Pentagon announced on December 10 it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States after the incident. The Pentagon then announced on December 19 that it found no threat in its review of about 850 military students from Saudi Arabia studying in the United States. The shooting, which took place at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, left eight people injured including two sheriff's deputies who responded to the attack. Read also: Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz denounces US naval base shooting Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, in a telephonic conversation with US president Donald Trump had denounced a fatal shooting at an American naval base, according to the state media. The Saudi king expressed deep sorrow over the Florida shooting —allegedly carried out by a Saudi air force member — and pledged cooperation with the United States, said the official Saudi Press Agency. "He (the King) affirmed that the perpetrator of this heinous crime does not represent the Saudi people," it reported.
  7. RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Saturday that Pakistan's armed forces will give an 'even stronger' response than that of February, if India attempts any military action across the Line of Control (LoC). The DG ISPR response on Twitter came after Indian Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund said if his army receives orders from the Indian parliament to 'reclaim' Azad Kashmir from Pakistan, it will take military action. The Indian army chief’s statement on Azad Kashmir was a part of routine rhetoric to divert attention from domestic issues in India, said the DG ISPR. The DG ISPR, in a tweet, said that Pakistan’s armed forces are ready to respond to any Indian aggression. “Statements by Indian COAS to undertake military action across LOC are routine rhetoric for domestic audiences to get out of ongoing internal turmoil. Pakistan Armed Forces are fully prepared to respond to any act of Indian aggression," he tweeted. The DG ISPR called the Indian COAS' statement a latest manifestation of extremist indoctrination in India’s state institutions. ‪"We are aware of the dangers of belligerent fascist mindset in IOJ&K and to regional peace. World needs to take notice of Indian atrocities in IOJ&K and against minorities across India,” he said. ‪He added that India has experienced Pakistan’s response on Feb 27, 2019. “Same shall be even stronger next time,” said the DG ISPR. Earlier while addressing India media, the newly-appointed Indian army chief said: “If the [Indian] parliament wants [Azad] Kashmir to be a part of India, then we will take the necessary action to achieve that goal.” “There is a parliamentary resolution that entire Jammu and Kashmir is part of India. If Parliament wants it, then, that area [AJK] also should belong to us,” he added. Pakistan had rejected the statement, calling it 'irresponsible'. The Foreign Office in its statement had said Pakistan was fully able to respond to any Indian aggression in AJK and that New Delhi should not forget Islamabad's befitting response to its aggression in Balakot last year.
  8. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Nikolai Yevmenov attend the joint drills of the Northern and Black sea fleets off the coast of Crimea. Photo: Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday attended massive military drills, which involved test launches of cruise and hypersonic missiles, off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea. Russia's commander-in-chief was on board the cruiser Marshal Ustinov to watch the joint drills by the Northern and Black Sea Fleets, the Kremlin said. He watched test launches of Kalibr (Caliber) cruise missiles and Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missiles among others, the Kremlin said. Russia annexed the peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, in a move condemned by the West that was followed by the outbreak of an insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The conflict has claimed more than 13,000 lives. Read more: Putin meets Ukraine leader for first time at Paris peace summit Exercises in the Black Sea featured frigates and a large anti-submarine ship as well as a submarine, large landing ships and fast attack guided missile craft, while fighter jets and bombers also took part. "A pair of MiG-31K interceptor aircraft fired Kinzhal missiles at a target at one of the test ranges," the Kremlin said. Putin has repeatedly touted the Kinzhal missile, which he first unveiled as part of an array of next-generation nuclear weapons during his annual state-of-the-nation address in 2018. Read more: Putin, Zelensky meet in Paris push to end Ukraine war In late December, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin that the first Avangard hypersonic missiles had been put into service, in a move hailed as a major coup for Moscow. Analysts have said Russia is the first country to put intercontinental ballistic missiles armed with hypersonic weapons in active service.
  9. Photo: Reuters TAIPEI: Taiwan’s top military official was among eight people killed on Thursday, after a helicopter carrying them to visit soldiers crashed in a mountainous area near the capital Taipei, the defense ministry said. The main portion of the helicopter lay in a northern forest wreathed in mist, its blades shattered, as dozens of rescuers combed the wreck for survivors, pictures released by emergency authorities showed. The reasons for the crash, in the wake of a forced landing, were unknown, the military said in a statement, adding that the chief of general staff, Air Force General Shen Yi-ming, had died, while five of the 13 aboard survived. Shen, who took up his post in July, was Taiwan’s highest-ranking general to die in the line of duty, President Tsai Ing-wen said, adding that she had asked the defense minister to launch an investigation. “We must find out the reason for the incident,” she told reporters in the northeastern county of Yilan, where the helicopter had been heading after setting out from Taipei. “Most importantly, (we) must ensure the stability of our military and national defense.” The defense ministry said it had dispatched a rescue team following the Black Hawk helicopter’s crash in New Taipei City, after aviation authorities lost contact with the craft at 8:07 a.m. “Eight of our colleagues were killed,” a military spokesman told a news conference broadcast live on television. CAMPAIGN EVENTS CANCELEDThe incident, which comes a week before democratic Taiwan holds presidential and parliamentary elections on Jan. 11, disrupted campaign events. Tsai, who is seeking re-election, canceled all campaign activities until Saturday, while opposition presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang party called off campaigns until Friday. “Kuomintang urges related authorities to probe the incident as soon as possible and make a thorough check on the same type of aircraft to prevent the tragedy from happening again,” the party said in a statement. The helicopter involved in Thursday’s incident was one of 60 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters the United States sold to Taiwan in 2010, the official Central News Agency said. Although the Unites States has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, it is the island’s strongest international backer and main arms supplier. The de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan expressed its condolences, saying it stood ready to assist in the aftermath of the tragedy, but without detailing what such help might entail. The incident was the latest aviation accident in Taiwan, after the 2018 crash of a Black Hawk helicopter off its east coast killed six people aboard, and the crash of an F-16 fighter jet killed a pilot the same year. In 2016, the navy fired a supersonic missile in error, hitting a fishing boat in waters that separate Taiwan from diplomatic rival China. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory to be brought under Beijing’s control by force if necessary, regularly calls the island the most sensitive issue in its ties with the United States. Taiwan says it is an independent country called the Republic of China, its official name.
  10. WASHINGTON: The United States will allow Pakistan to rejoin a military training program suspended two years ago when President Donald Trump froze security aid to the country. Resuming the program, which represents only a part of the halted aid, is one sign of warming relations between Washington and Islamabad. Trump hosted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House in July, and the US has several times welcomed Pakistani help in negotiations with the Afghan Taliban. According to a US State Department spokesperson, the freeze "authorized narrow exceptions for programs that support vital US national security interests." Islamabad has denied accusations leveled by the US administration and at the time called it "counterproductive" to threaten security aid, which Trump froze prior to PM Khan´s election in August 2018. The US administration "has approved the resumption of the International Military Education and Training (IMET) program for Pakistan as one such exception, subject to congressional approval," the spokesperson said.
  11. WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has approved a resumption of Pakistan’s participation in a coveted US military training and educational programme more than a year after it was suspended, the State Department said on Thursday. The decision to resume Islamabad’s participation in the International Military Education and Training Program, or IMET - for more than a decade a pillar of US-Pakistani military ties - underscores warming relations that have followed meetings this year between US President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Washington also has credited Islamabad with helping to facilitate negotiations on a US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The talks recently resumed between the United States and the Taliban, who US officials say receive sanctuary and other aid from the Pakistan’s military-led intelligence agency. Pakistan denies the charge. The State Department administers IMET. It was a small facet of US security aid programmes for Pakistan worth some $2 billion that remain suspended on orders that Trump abruptly issued in January 2018 to compel the nuclear-armed South Asian nation to crackdown on militants. Trump’s decision, announced in a tweet, blindsided US officials. A State Department spokeswoman said in an email that Trump’s 2018 decision to suspend security assistance authorised “narrow exceptions for programmes that support vital US national security interests.” The decision to restore Pakistani participation in IMET was “one such exception,” she said. The programme “provides an opportunity to increase bilateral cooperation between our countries on shared priorities,” she added. “We want to continue to build on this foundation through concrete actions that advance regional security and stability.” A second US official said on condition of anonymity that Pakistan was in the process of selecting officers to send to the United States. The restart of the programme, however, is subject to approval by Congress. Republican and Democratic aides for the Senate and House of Representatives committees with jurisdiction over the process did not immediately respond to requests for comment. IMET affords spaces to foreign military officers at US military education institutions, such as the US Army War College and the US Naval War College. Pakistan’s suspension from the programme in August 2018 prompted the cancellation of 66 slots set aside that year for Pakistani military officers in one of the first known impacts of Trump’s decision to halt security assistance. The US military traditionally has sought to shield such educational programmes from political tensions, arguing that the ties built by bringing foreign military officers to the United States pay long-term dividends.
  12. Emails, telephone lines and online payment services were affected by the attack. Photo: FileMIAMI: Authorities in Pensacola, Florida said Monday the city had been hit by a cyberattack, just days after a Saudi officer killed three American sailors at the city's naval base.Emails, telephone lines and online payment services were affected by the attack, the northwestern municipality announced on Facebook.Officials did not say whether there was a link between the cyber and naval base attacks."We're... trying to figure out who this was and... where do we go from here in putting our system back together," mayor Grover Robinson said at a press conference.City officials also notified the FBI, whose Jacksonville office tweeted it was "providing resources to assist" but that no further information was available at the time.The cyberattack comes as Pensacola is still reeling from the naval base shooting.On Friday, Mohammed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, opened fire in a classroom at the Pensacola naval base, killing three sailors and wounding eight others before being shot dead by police.The 21-year-old had been on the base for a Saudi military training program.The FBI said Sunday they were investigating with the "presumption" it was an act of terrorism but had yet to make a final determination.
  13. How many of us remember the legendary singer Mohammed Rafi or can name even one song sung by him? While most of us might have heard about him, it's kind of impossible to imagine the younger generation singing his songs, unless someone made a remix out of it. However, there are people staying miles away from India, who not only know about him but are also singing his song like a pro. The people we're talking about are a bunch of young Russian military cadets, who have left quite an impression on the internet by singing 'Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam'. *Russian Military Cadets Singing Ae Watan...* *Sent by Brigadier Pushkar (also seen in the video)!!*#IndianArmy #RussianArmy pic.twitter.com/PITl3eM6qk — Lt Col N Thiagarajan (@NThiagarajan4) November 29, 2019 In the video that's now going viral, the cadets can be heard singing Mohammed Rafi's famous patriotic song from the 1965 movie Shaheed based on the life of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The video also features Brig. Rajesh Pushkar, who is currently the Military Advisor at the Indian Embassy in Moscow. Desi people are finding it difficult to contain their excitement and it truly is a matter of pride to see the people of other languages and nationalities sing our patriotic songs. And with such perfection. This is really so tearful ð¢even to listen to this song! And when it's coming from the mouths of these young cadets, even though they are Russians, its impact becomes million times! — D. Pd. (@Diwakar22242464) November 30, 2019 Goosebumps â¤ð¥ð¥ — M@n!$h@ð (@khemka_mk) November 30, 2019 Ab bhartiya bhi return me 'Katyusha' gayege. Indo-Rusi bhai bhai ð — Chewy Suarez Kumar™ (@Chewy_Suarez_) November 30, 2019 It's a very very proud moment of #indians that the Russian Military Cadets were singing a periotic song which was sang by legend Mohammed Rafi. #IndianArmy #Russian ðð — Ranjan Kumar Bose (@RanjanKumarBos5) November 30, 2019 Vande Matram...Indo-Russian brothers always who deeply respect and love each other — Priyanka Pandey (@Priyank15356807) November 30, 2019 View the full article
  14. No matter what kind of misfortune hits you, if you have the heart of a champion, you will not back down from a challenge and eventually succeed. Meet Indian Para Athlete of Madras Engineering Group & Centre, Subedar Anandan Gunasekaran, who's personified this statement. On June 4, 2008, Gunasekaran came across a mine blast at the Line of Control in Kupwara district, Jammu & Kashmir. The impact was so adverse that the doctors had to amputate his left leg below the knee at the ACL. Not one to dwell in self-pity, the Subedar took inspiration from South Africa's athlete Oscar Pistorius and decided to make a career in para-athletics and began his training four years later in 2012. © Twitter Within three years of vigorous training, Gunasekaran was ready to perform at a high level and with the help and sponsorship of the Indian Army and the Paralympic Committee of India, was able to compete in Sri Lanka Army Para Games which was held in Colombo in September 2015. The then 28-year-old did not disappoint as he won a gold and a silver in the 200m and 100m events, respectively. © Twitter However, Gunasekaran finally made it to the national headlines when he broke the Asian record in the T-44 category and became the first Indian to win a medal at the World Para Military Games that same year. The blade-runner has however outdone himself yet again after winning three gold medals at the seventh World Military Games 2019 in Wuhan, China. The Kumbakonam-born para-athlete achieved this feat competing in the 100m, 200m and 400m events. We are #Proud of you Subedar Anandan Gunasekaran of #IndianArmy won three Gold medals in 7th Military World Games 2019 being conducted at Wuhan, China in 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter events. Overcoming challenges and achieving glory.#Sports pic.twitter.com/I7h4qSPNGQ — ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) October 29, 2019 Having won the gold medal in the 200m event at the Handisport Open Paris 2019, which is the biggest international athletics parasport competition held in the country, Gunasekaran also qualified for the Paralympics 2020 and is set to represent India in Tokyo come August. View the full article
  15. For the first time in the history of the Indian Army, women will now be welcomed in an absolutely new role. The Indian Army recently issued an advertisement in the newspaper for recruiting women soldiers in the military police and this is a big step ahead for womankind in India. Three months ago, the government announced that women will be inducted in the force in the 'Personnel Below Officer Rank' (PBOR) category. The registrations online have already begun for inducted women as jawans in the corps of military police. This is certainly being seen as a breakthrough in the force as in simple terms, women were earlier only inducted as officers and now they'll be inducted as soldiers! © ANI According to the given advertisement, the application window for recruitment for soldier general duty will close on June 8th and we hope a number of applicants apply in the next one month. For the first time, Indian Army to start online registration of women for recruitment as soldiers into the military police, today. The project was mooted by General Bipin Rawat soon after taking over as Army Chief and given final approval by the Defence Ministry recently. pic.twitter.com/nIssIN62zX — ANI (@ANI) 25 April 2019 The project was first mooted by Bipin Rawat, the Army Chief General as soon as he took charge of the force. While the process follows a stringent protocol, the decks for induction were cleared in January 2019 after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam announced that the government has taken a historic decision to induct women in the military police and their roles would include investigating crime cases of rape and molestation and assisting the Army in field operations whenever required. Last year, Rawat had said that the process to allow women in combat was moving steadfastly and accordingly the Army chalked out induction of approximately 800 women in the military police. © ANI Currently, women in the Army are allowed in areas such as medical, educational, legal and engineering wings. The main role of women in military police will be to take charge of logistics during peace and war, handling prisoners of war and maintaining movements of soldiers. The Corps of Military Police is responsible for preserving "good order and discipline and to prevent breaches of the same by persons serving in or attached to the regular Army", the Army says on its website. © Better India This is a really empowering step for womankind in the country, as it works on the fabric of equality between the sexes and we're nothing short of grateful it has finally been incorporated!
  16. The biggest festival of India aka the IPL 2019 starts today, with two of the strongest teams playing against each other - Chennai Super Kings (RCB) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Honestly, there couldn't have been a better way to kick-start the 12th season of the Indian Premier League, than pitting Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni against each other. The ground at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is gearing up to witness an epic match, as every cricket fan is now sitting in front of their TV waiting with bated breath for the clock to strike 8 PM, and people are gearing up to fill the stadium with chants of 'Chickoo' and 'Mahi'. Twitter However, one of the most attractive events of IPL i.e. the glittering opening ceremony will not be happening this year. In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, where the nation lost more than 40 CRPF bravehearts, the BCCI has decided to pay them a tribute. There won't be an opening ceremony this time, instead, a military band will perform at the stadium ahead of the first T20 match. In fact, the money budgeted for the ceremony will go to the families of the martyrs. Twitter According to the Indian Express, an official close to BCCI said "It's about a 15 to 20-minute show which will happen. The band will perform just before the felicitation happens. The toss is being advanced by 10 mins." The official further added, "the game will begin at 8 pm and toss will be at 7:30. From 7:20 to 7:30 the Madras Regiment band will perform for the audience." Twitter Reportedly, the Madras Regiment Band based out of Chennai will be performing at the stadium before the felicitation programme for the Indian Armed Forces. The BCCI will also contribute Rs. 20 crore for the welfare of the Armed Forces. The captains of the 8 IPL teams have, in fact, pre-recorded a video message for the performance.
  17. It's 1955. The Cold War is in full swing. Thriller writers are having the time of their life. As for the rest of us, the threat of nuclear armageddon hangs over us, like, well, a mushroom cloud. In the middle of all this, the USAF's B-52 Stratofortresses keep making sorties, flying out of bases in the UK, going up to the Soviet Union's border. Just in case… via GIPHY Fast forward to 2018. The world's changed unimaginably. The President of the United States argues with people on something we call 'Twitter'. But the B-52 is still soldiering on, flying missions in the South China Sea, reminding the PRC that the United States is still around, even if it's bogged down with fights over silly walls and whether the President had an affair! The Mean Machine - Boeing's B-52 Stratofortress The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a legendary war machine - it's been around for longer than most of us, and thanks to constant upgrades, it's still on the frontlines. © Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb for US DoD The Balkans, the Gulf War(s), Afghanistan. It's been there, bringing a reign of destruction on people Uncle Sam doesn't like. And it's gonna be around for many years to come... The B-52 project started in 1946 - just after the Second World War ended. The Cold War was starting, and the US wanted something to maintain its dominance. Designed to carry massive nuclear (and thermonuclear) weapons, the B-52 first took to the air in 1952, entering service in 1955. The B-52 Was A Harbinger Of Doom Even though the B-52 was later used with conventional weapons - it was responsible for carrying out several 'carpet bombing' missions in the Vietnam war - it was really meant for World War Three - carrying hydrogen bombs to attack the Soviet Union if the 'balloon ever went up'. via GIPHY One of the bombs the B-52 carried was the B61- which had a yield of nearly half a megaton. Another was the Mark 39 - which, hang on to your hats, had a yield of nearly 4 megatons! For reference, the bomb that levelled Hiroshima was just 20 kilotons. Always Ready As part of Operation Chrome Dome, B-52 bombers were kept constantly airborne - the reasoning being that even if the Soviet Union managed to 'take out' the US's ICBMs on their launchpads with a first strike, the B-52s (and the US Navy's missile submarines) would be around for retaliation. Even better, they could dissuade the Soviet Union from even trying to start a nuclear war. © Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield for US DoD All That Flying With Nukes Was Risky Did you know that we nearly faced nuclear armageddon in 1961? The US and Soviet Union weren't about to attack each other (though they came close on several occasions in the sixties). What happened was that a B-52 carrying two Mark 39 bombs broke up in mid-air, and the crew eventually bailed out. As it turns out, the two bombs fell out of the aircraft, and one of them got activated - with only one final switch preventing it from going off! The B-52 Even Shot Down A Fighter Jet! You wouldn't imagine a big, lumbering bomber to be able to shoot down one of the most legendary fighter jets ever, but that's exactly what happened in Vietnam back in 1972 - the tail gunner in a B-52 managed to shoot down the newest, deadliest jet fighter of the time - the MiG-21. A one-off? Heck, no! Another crew in another B-52 repeated this feat some days later! Pretty impressive, isn't it? © Staff Sgt. Michael Battles for US DoD This Massive Bomber Might Be In Service For Another 50 Years The B-52, like every other piece of military equipment, has been getting upgrades throughout its life - the last major version first flew in 1961, with production stopping a year later. Of course, it's been given a lot of nips and tucks over the years, with fancy new electronics being retrofitted. © Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry for US DoD That means that even the youngest B-52 is well over 50 years old - but what's even more surprising is that the USAF might keep on flying these aircraft for another half-century. That's right, the B-1 Lancer (a gorgeous machine for sure), the F-117 stealth fighter, and the B-2 stealth bomber came much later, but nothing has managed to replace the B-52! © NASA There's a new upgrade programme on its way, with new engines, and new avionics, and who knows, the next generation might grow up marvelling at this 'Big Ugly Fat F@#er' (the nickname given to it by US troops in Vietnam) which has managed to outlast every other machine!
  18. Instagram's resident king pin Dan Bilzerian is the dream man for most men around the world, if for no one else. Come with me, I'll ruin your life, but it'll be fun A post shared by Dan Bilzerian (@danbilzerian) on Aug 5, 2018 at 6:42am PDT You cannot figure out his sources of income but clearly there are too many. Got big snake A post shared by Dan Bilzerian (@danbilzerian) on Jul 27, 2018 at 2:17am PDT Testing new strains for @ignite, anyone need a job? A post shared by Dan Bilzerian (@danbilzerian) on Jun 21, 2018 at 10:47pm PDT If one had to sum up what he does with all that money then two words will describe it all, i.e- 'have fun'. R&D with my biz partner @thematthewmorgan A post shared by Dan Bilzerian (@danbilzerian) on Jan 12, 2018 at 3:33am PST Really don't wanna leave Hawaii A post shared by Dan Bilzerian (@danbilzerian) on Aug 20, 2017 at 12:07am PDT Now this dude has all the resources and the power to do anything and everything with the time and money he has on his hand. So one fine day Dan decided to do something extra, and he wanted to get a citizenship of Armenia and that's not it. He also wanted to join their military force. So what did he do about it? He just got it! © Twitter © Twitter According to the Armenian law, men of the country have to voluntarily perform national service and Dan is more than happy about it. He even fired inaugural bazookas when he registered. First day as Armenian citizen A post shared by Dan Bilzerian (@danbilzerian) on Aug 28, 2018 at 8:38am PDT Finally Kim Kardashian and Dan have something in common. Also, the man is living life king size already.
  19. Arnold Schwarzenegger a name associated not only with bodybuilding but also to the field of acting and politics. Everyone has a journey, and so has Arnold. The journey for Arnold started from humble beginnings. On record, the earliest competition in which Arnold participated and won was the 1965 Jr. Mr. Europe. This competition was held in Steirer Hof Hotel in Graz, Austria. It was the first major competitive win which acted as a catalyst for his career. © YouTube At the time of the competition, Arnold was enlisted in the military as it was a requirement for all 18-year-old Austrian males. He had to work as a tank driver from October 1, 1965, to the end of September 1966, to fulfill his one-year military service. During this time Jr. Mr. Europe was also being held. Arnold knew that the military will never grant him an official leave for participating in this competition. Thus, he went AWOL from his military service basic training despite knowing the risks. After returning home victorious, instead of being appreciated for the achievement, Arnold had to spend a week in prison. © YouTube This was just the beginning of an incredible journey. In 1966 Arnold flew to London to compete in the NABBA Mr. Universe competition. He came in second in that competition, following Chester Yorton. One of the judges of the 1966 competition, Charles “Wag” Bennett saw the potential in Schwarzenegger and invited him to stay with his family. Bennett's concentration was on improving the muscle definition and size in Arnold's legs which was judged inferior to Yorton's resulting in the loss. © YouTube The training by Wag Bennett was successful and led Arnold to become the youngest ever Mr. Universe at the age of 20 in 1967. He went on to win the title three more times after that. Following the Mr. Universe title in 1967, Arnold received a call from Joe Weider who invited him to America to compete in IFBB Mr. Universe being held in Miami and later work with him in California. Arnold always dreamt of moving to the United States from age 10. His dream was finally realized in September 1968 at the age of 21. Arnold arrived in America with only one gym bag, $20 and little knowledge of the English language. By 1970, he had won the title of Mr. Universe, Mr. World and the Mr. Olympia title. The rest is Iron Paradise history. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  20. Korean Aerospace Industries MUH-1 MarineonSEOUL: A South Korean military helicopter crashed during a test flight on Tuesday in the southeastern city of Pohang, killing five people and injuring one, the Marine Corps said.The craft crashed from a...
  21. The success of 'Baaghi 2' took many by surprise. Tiger Shroff rose as an actor, who did what many could not, and ruled the box office. The film was loved by millions and people were shook seeing Tiger's action-packed avatar. The movie not only earned big bucks at the box office but became the biggest opener of 2018, defeating Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movies in the process. The CGI work in 'Baaghi 2' and Tiger's incredible stunts created a buzz for all the right reasons. There is no doubt that the actor owns the action space and there is no one who can compete with him. © FoxStarHindi Not many know this, but the actor worked really hard for every stunt and action scene. Tiger is trained in martial arts and most of the times, perform his stunts on his own. He is not one of those who uses stuntmen or body doubles, now how cool is that? For the second installment of the popular franchise, the actor had undergone intense physical training. For the film, the actor learned various forms of martial arts, gymnastics and took special weapon training lessons as well. Believe it or not, the actor shot for the action sequences for 78 days and trained for 476 hours and of course, the end result was remarkable. © Instagram If this was his preparation for 'Baaghi 2', one can only expect it to get more intense for the third part. With an aim to outdo its previous installment, director Ahmed Khan has decided to send Tiger to a military boot camp in Syria, where he will be receiving lessons on artillery training. The director wants more virtuosity and finesse in the upcoming movie. Talking about the same, a source close to the maker told Mid-Day, "Ahmed wants Tiger to be attuned to heavy artillery for 'Baaghi 3'. In the course of his research for the movie, Ahmed found out that Syria has great training camps. So, on his insistence, Tiger will head to a military camp there in November, where he will be taught to use weapons like M16, AT4 and rocket launchers." © FoxStarHindi And that's not it, as the maker also aims at shooting 'Baaghi 3' in Syria. The director has already started working on the script and will be shooting a crucial portion of it in the Middle-East. Well, looking at the present political scenario and the intense atmosphere there, the makers will have to wait and see if shooting will be possible. However, we are sure that Tiger will surpass his own performance and set the bar even higher for everyone else in the industry.
  22. The ISPR says the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee also lauded progress on fencing of Pak-Afghan border against all odds. ? ISPR RAWALPINDI: The military leadership on Tuesday reiterated its commitment to root out terrorism and extremism with the...
  23. Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar wait to be let through by Bangladeshi border guards after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh October 9, 2017. Photo: Reuters NEW YORK: Senior Myanmar military officials, including the...
  24. Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment for illegal immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near El Paso. Photo: AFPWASHINGTON: US military lawyers will help civilian prosecutors handle cases against undocumented migrants, the Defense...
  25. Polish officials show interest in sharing of Pakistan's experiences as part of wider training cooperation. ? ISPRRAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday reached Poland on an official visit, where he met Minister...
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